Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson signs huge megabill with partial motorcycle helmet repeal

Governor Mike Parson has signed into law today a bill with a component that lets some motorcyclists cruise without a helmet. Under House Bill 1963, a massive state transportation proposal, motorcycle riders can go helmetless if they are at least 26 years old, have medical insurance, and have proof of financial responsibility. The wide-ranging bill […]

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Agricultural research centers moving forward with mostly virtual field days

Following discussions with local health departments and advisory boards, all educational field days offered by the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Agricultural Research Centers, except one, will be hosted virtually this year. The Graves-Chapple Research Center, located near Rock Port, Mo., is the only Research Center that will host […]

12 Missouri residents indicted for roles in conspiracy to distribute fentanyl

A dozen Springfield, Missouri-area residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in Greene County. James D. Collins, also known as “Red,” 46, of Battlefield, Missouri; Darryl Turner, also known as “D,” 56, Bobby G. Rost also known as “Pop,” 62, Elmer E. Freeman Jr., […]

Court News

Judge faces busy docket in Division One of Grundy County court

The judge in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court handed down sentences, including probation to defendants in the Thursday session of Division One. At a hearing, Christopher Eudean Parsons of Cainsville admitted probation violations. The probation was revoked. Parsons was sentenced to five years with the Missouri department of corrections. The term runs concurrently […]

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

Audio: Community Action Partnership summer season Low Income Energy Assistance Program underway

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri’s summer season of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program began June 1st. Director Christopher Small says the program offers help to low-income families and individuals to prevent utility shut-offs. It also bridges the gap to allow families and individuals to have a consistent source of utility services. […]

Police Chase

Two Brookfield residents fleeing from police crash on Jewel Drive

Two residents from Brookfield, described by the highway patrol as fleeing from police, were injured in a single-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon in Linn County. The driver, 42-year-old Christopher Wilson, received serious injuries and passenger, 28-year-old Alisha McCollum, received minor injuries. Both were taken by ambulance to the Pershing Memorial Hospital. The sports utility vehicle was […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

USDA implements measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep customers, partners, and stakeholders updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America. Rural Housing Service Single-Family Housing Effective March 19, borrowers with USDA single-family housing Direct […]

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Three from Chillicothe accused of first-degree assault in front of tavern

Three Chillicothe men accused of inflicting serious physical injury to someone by punching and striking that person in front of Saale’s Tavern in Chillicothe in December have been charged in Livingston County with assault in the first degree. Bond was denied for Trey Clinton McLemore while Collin Edward Donoho posted an appearance bond, and Aaron […]